The Benefits of Shop Drawings
Improved communication: Communication between construction professionals is crucial. Shop drawings ensure that communication is clear between suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, engineers, and architects.
Shop drawings reduce risk: Without detailed shop drawings, mistakes can be made. Components can be manufactured incorrectly — a beam can be cut too long for a building. Processes can be neglected — a contractor may overlook a crucial step in the construction. Building elements can collide — a steel beam might end up blocking ductwork installation. Shop drawings mitigate the mistakes throughout the construction process.
Documentation: Documentation may be crucial down the line. If a component should fail, or when a system is poorly installed, you’ll know who’s at fault, thanks to the black-and-white details of your shop drawings.
Shop drawings improve efficiency: With easy to understand shop drawings, construction is simple. Proper depictions of materials, legible instructions, and detailed dimensions, assembly is effortless.
Reduced costs: As we mentioned, mistakes can happen without detailed, accurate shop drawings. When mistakes are made, you can lose construction time — plus you can produce excess materials, or you may need to have extra materials manufactured, both of which will be an unexpected cost.
In addition, it can be cost effective to outsource shop drawing production to a third party. Engineering firms and architects often outsource shop drawing designs to save on hiring extra employees. That can be a major reduction on the bottom line.
Get Started With DrafterMax
DrafterMax is your professional, Brooklyn-based drafting and design firm, and we specialize in creating shop drawings. We at DrafterMax understand the need to provide suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, engineers, and architects with very detailed shop drawings that accurately represent the method(s) of constructions to follow in order to build and install building components.
We constantly supply our clients with very descriptive drawings, providing all of the necessary detail and section drawing, while complying with all construction documents and guidelines regarding materials and/or quantities. All the while we help to avoid errors that can occur during fabrication and installation, and we strive to work within a reasonable timeframe and, of course, a reasonable budget.
When you choose to work with us, you are opting for a team of individuals who truly care about the outcome of your project and who will maintain an open line of communication throughout the process. We want to make sure you obtain exactly what you are looking for.
Count on our team of expert designers and draftsmen to complete shop drawings to your exact specifications. Reach out to us to get started! Take note, we also provide architectural drafting services, as-built drawings, and 3D renderings.